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May 23, 2018 12:30 PM, EDT

Stoneridge to Move to New Facility in China With Room to Grow

Stoneridge MirrorEye Exhibit (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Vehicle component manufacturer Stoneridge reported it would move its operations in Suzhou, China, to a new and larger facility about 11 miles east. The move is scheduled to begin in October and be completed by September 2019.

“The new facility will allow us to expand production with an enhanced layout and plant infrastructure, helping to achieve significant improvements in our manufacturing capabilities and processes,” CEO Jon DeGaynor said.

Novi, Mich.-based Stoneridge is an independent designer and manufacturer of technology used by the transportation industry worldwide. It markets electrical and electronic components, modules and systems for commercial vehicles and the agricultural sector, along with the automotive, motorcycle and off-highway-vehicle sectors.

Stoneridge in April filed an exemption application with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requesting that motor carriers be allowed to operate commercial motor vehicles with the company’s MirrorEye Camera Monitor System installed as an alternative to the two rearview mirrors required by federal regulations.

An FMCSA spokesperson said the agency plans this summer to publish in the Federal Register a decision on the application.